TITLE

CHAPTER III: Medicine in the Age of Empiricism

AUTHOR(S)
Golding, John
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Ascent to Mona as Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Med;1994, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 3 of the book "Ascent to Mona As Illustrated by a Short History of Jamaican Medical Care" is presented. It offers a historical overview of the development of medicine in the age of empiricism in Europe. The most significant development in medical science is said to have been made by zoologist John Hunter, who can be considered as the founder of scientific surgery. It discusses the introduction of anaesthesia in medicine, citing the contributions of surgeon Crawford Long and dentist Horace Wells.
ACCESSION #
32144578

 

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